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Rossini Art Site (RAS)
Large-scale sculpture in a landscape park
Just north of Milan is a park that fuses modern and contemporary sculpture, architecture, and landscape. It is, in fact, an open-air museum, founded in 2010 by the now-late entrepreneur Alberto Rossini and his wife, Luisa, in memory of their son Pietro. Alberto Rossini’s interest in art began in the 1950s. Several large sculptures are located in the park, some of them developed as site-specific projects.
Among the artists are important Italian names of the postwar period, including Fausto Melotti, Pietro Consagra, or Giulio Turcato, as well as international names such as Dennis Oppenheim, César, Erik Dietman, Daniel Spoerri, Franz Staehler, David Fried, Jean Tinguely, or Hidetoshi Nagasawa. A pavilion in the park used for exhibitions was designed by James Wines of the New York architecture office Site—one of the largest firms in the field of green architecture.
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